Does Repression Exist? Memory, Pathogenic, Unconscious and Clinical Evidence

  title={Does Repression Exist? Memory, Pathogenic, Unconscious and Clinical Evidence},
  author={Yacov Rof{\'e}},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={63 - 85}
  • Y. Rofé
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
The current dispute regarding the existence of repression has mainly focused on whether people remember or forget trauma. Repression, however, is a multidimensional construct, which, in addition to the memory aspect, consists of pathogenic effects on adjustment and the unconscious. Accordingly, in order to arrive at a more accurate decision regarding the existence of repression, studies relevant to all three areas are reviewed. Moreover, since psychoanalysis regards repression as a key factor… Expand
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